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Question: pea-size bump on inner forearm


 jmcman13 - Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:37 pm

Today I noticed a pea-sized hard bump under my skin on my inner forearm. It doesnt move with the skin, and it doesnt hurt. I saw my family doctor today and she said its nothing to be worried about. But I am still concerned, being that I have never had anything like this before. Should I see someone else? She said more than likely it is a fatty tumor, or a possible bump from an injury? Any help is appreciated. I am only 26 and very concerned. Thank you all again.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:25 pm

User avatar Hello,

From your description it sounds to be a benign superficial skin lump like sebaceous cyst or lipoma that arises from fat cells in the subcutaneous tissues.

Clinical examination is essential for the initial evaluation of any lump and I assume that your doctor did not find any warning sign that mandate further investigations.

I advise you to follow up with your doctor and to inform her of any change in the character of this swelling like increase in its size, redness, pain, or changes in its consistency.

Please keep us updated.
Best regards.

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